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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Discover Hungary’s famously hearty cuisine on a 3-hour food tour of Budapest! Led by a food-loving local guide, the tour includes several samples of the capital’s tastiest treats like locally cured salami, freshwater fish and award-winning chocolate. Learn about Hungary’s meat-heavy reputation while browsing the wares at Budapest Central Market Hall; enjoy a bowl of Hungarian goulash (meat stew with paprika); and see top city sights like the Great Synagogue and Andrássy Avenue.


  • 3-hour Budapest food tour including the Central Market Hall, Central Pest and the Jewish quarter
  • Learn about Hungarian cuisine from a local guide, passionate about food
  • Sample salami, sausage, freshwater fish and award-winning chocolate
  • Visit Budapest Central Market Hall and a retro bar to enjoy a spritzer
  • Stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue and try some local Jewish specialties
  • Enjoy a bowl of Hungarian goulash near St Stephen’s Cathedral

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-do tour for all foodies and for those who want to get a real taste for the Hungarian culture!

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Food Walking Tour

Enjoy Hungarian delicacies on your Budapest food tour!

Meet your guide in Budapest’s Central Market Hall – a legendary landmark that’s more than 100 years old. Loved by locals and visitors alike, the hall is an institution in Budapest, selling specialty produce from all over Hungary. Browse the stalls, sample slices of locally cured salami and sausage, and learn about Budapest’s ever-intriguing food scene.

While still using enough meat to make vegetarians weep, Hungarian cuisine – in Budapest at least – has more to it than meets the eye. Seasonal vegetables play a starring role in many of the capital’s kitchens, and classic dishes like palatschinke (stuffed pancakes) are often filled with ripe cheeses or sauerkraut. Embrace the local love for freshwater fish by sampling specialties in a side-walk café, and then try chocolates from an award-winning chocolate factory in Central Pest.

Wash down the tasty treats with a Hungarian spritzer in a retro café while discussing the different drinks that feature in many Budapest bars. Work off the food with a walk to the city’s historical Jewish quarter (often called Elizabeth Town or district VII) and then stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue, an impressive place of worship tucked away between the neighborhood’s kosher bakeries and cake shops. Sample some of the local Jewish fare and then stroll back toward the center of town.

Cross Andrássy Avenue, an elegant UNESCO World Heritage-listed street, and then finish in an authentic restaurant near St Stephen Cathedral, enjoying your tour’s pièce de résistance: a bowl of hearty Hungarian goulash and dumplings.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved this tour! Agnes was an absolutely wonderful guide. She took us to a series of delightful places and was really open about talking about her experiences food-related and otherwise living in Budapest, so we were able to get a truly unique perspective on the city and country's history. She even followed up later by emailing some further recommendations for places to check out in the city, as well as recipes for Hungarian foods we'd sampled. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was amazing ! Informative guide of food and history of Budapest ! Highly reccommend ! Joni and Anna of Micigan !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

What a delight Agnes and her companion George were! The tour started in the vast food hall and wandered all through the lanes and boulevards of Budapest. We tasted everything from sausages to struedel and loved all of it. Agnes is a gem! Her English is perfect and her love of the city is contagious. We would recommend her tour to anyone visiting Budapest for the first time. A great afternoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was fantastic. Great sites, insight into the culture, and tasty food!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Best tour we took. Super guide. Wonderful stops. Lots of great food. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We were met promptly by our tour guide on Monday afternoon and guided around the Central Market Hall with options to see the basement for the fish and pickled vegetables. Throughout the city, we had samples of cottage cheese, cured meats, chocolate, fish (smoked, fried), spritzer, matzo ball soup made with goose, apple strudel, and goulash. It was professional, highly informative along with local history, well-paced with walking and rest, along with many opportunities to talk with vendors and take pictures. This was by far the best tour of our trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

By far the best tour I've done with Viator! Andrea was outstanding and we not only tried traditional foods but also some newer foods like chocolate s from up and coming places. Along the way we got a fantastic history lesson of life in Budapest under Nazi and Communist regimes. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Love it. Well worth the money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This started at Central Market Hall, which was quite an experience with foods of all sorts on display. Our guide started with samples there and we continued walking and hearing and eating more of Budapest cuisine. I ended up so full at the finish I skipped dinner.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was a great tour! We started the tour at central market and she provided us with history and also sampled some delicious sausages and sweets! We then walked around the city, getting a history lesson, but also stopping by some really great eating establishments off the beaten path. We even did a mini ruin tour (bars). Finally we ended with some hearty goulash and strudel... and then she listed her favorite bars and places to eat for us to check out afterwards. Livia is a great tour guide - she's fun, friendly, and has such a love for her city, Budapest. I strongly recommend this tour for foodies and historians!

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